FCC Extends Broadband Comment Period at Sen. Franken’s Request

Sen. Al Franken said Wednesday that the FCC has agreed to his request to give people in Minnesota and across the country additional time to comment on whether slower-speed mobile broadband can serve as a substitute for—rather than a complement to—higher-speed fixed broadband.  Sen. Franken said the FCC decision to extend the comment period, which now ends on October 6, 2017, comes after he and 11 of his colleagues pushed the commission to allow more time for Americans to weigh in.